Tiger Woods is to miss the US Masters, the first major of the year.
The former world number one has yet to recover from back surgery.
Woods has been unable to compete since August.
I’ve been dedicated to my rehab and improving daily, but I’m not physically ready to compete in the Masters. https://t.co/vbrv5xXISu— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 2, 2016
On his website the player explained that he is in training, but not physically ready for the demands of a major golf tournament.
Woods has won 14 majors in a glittering career.
Loss of form, injury and martial breakup has hampered Woods in recent times.
GOLF.com (@golf_com) March 29, 2016
Woods has lifted the Masters trophy at Augusta on four occasions and won his last major in 2008.